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Connect with the Indian marketplace next month in Kolkata

The National Association of Realtors-India is holding its sixth annual meeting Aug. 16-17 in Kolkata. While some of the scheduled programming might sound familiarly mind-numbing to American Realtors (“Standardization of Global Practice in Real ...
By Inman News | Thursday, July 24, 2014
International image via Shutterstock. NAR and ListHub partner to help Realtors grow their international business

NAR and ListHub partner to help Realtors grow their international business

The National Association of Realtors and Move Inc.’s listing distribution platform ListHub have partnered to help NAR members broadcast their listings overseas and participate in the rise of international investment in the U.S. housing market. &nbs...
By Inman News | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Chinese lead rise in US home sales to foreign buyers

Sales of U.S. homes to foreign buyers rose to an estimated $92.2 billion last year — the highest sales volume in at least four years, according to an annual report from the National Association of Realtors. The rise was led ......
By Inman News | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Overseas property show expected to bring 30,000 visitors to Shanghai

A major Chinese overseas property and immigration show is expected to attract record numbers of foreign exhibitors, says the organizer. The 7th Shanghai Overseas Property & Immigration & Investment Exhibition (OPI) is being held in the Shanghai Everb...
By OPP Connect | Friday, June 27, 2014
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Hong Kong buyers pay in bitcoin for 2 London homes

An investment company says it is the first brokerage firm to accept bitcoin for London property. Richard Mathieson, managing director at Cai-Capital Ltd., in Gloucestershire, is helping two Hong Kong buyers purchase a £1 million home and a £750,000...
By OPP Connect | Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Screen shot of redesigned Juwai.com home page. Juwai.com brings feng shui to website design

Juwai.com brings feng shui to website design

Top Chinese language property website Juwai.com has redesigned its website -- by using feng shui principles. Juwai.com says its new site at www.juwai.com, which has just been launched, benefits from feng shui to make it even more effective and use...
By OPP Connect | Thursday, June 5, 2014
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International real estate could face 'onerous' anti-terrorism and money laundering regs

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) -- an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering and financing of terrorist groups -- is carrying out a sector-by-sector review, with updated guidance on how the real estate sector sh...
By OPP Connect | Friday, May 23, 2014
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A nation of renters is changing its tune

Known as a nation of renters, only around 43 percent of those living in Germany own their property, but the number is slowly increasing. The Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (IW) has conducted a five-year analysis of all 402 counties and ci...
By OPP Connect | Friday, May 16, 2014
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Mortgage lenders warming up to international investors

Overseas property finance is in increasing demand, particularly from Asian investors, says a leading provider. Despite rising inquiries for foreign finance, some wealthy property investors, particularly from China and Russia, are able to pay in ca...
By OPP Connect | Thursday, May 8, 2014
Hong Kong image via Shutterstock. Asian investors still looking but in no hurry to buy

Asian investors still looking but in no hurry to buy

Asian property investors are still mainly looking to Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom, but most are in no hurry to buy, a new survey reveals. Despite that, most respondents to the iProperty.com 2014 semiannual Asia Property Market Senti...
By OPP Connect | Friday, May 2, 2014
Screen shot of Juwai.com home page Juwai.com to market Luxury Portfolio International listings

Juwai.com to market Luxury Portfolio International listings

Real estate network Luxury Portfolio International, a network of 200 real estate agencies representing listings valued at more than $44 billion in 47 U.S. states and 30 countries, has signed an agreement to market all of its listings to Chinese buyer...
By Inman News | Monday, April 28, 2014
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Skyrocketing prices trigger backlash against foreign buyers

This article by OPP Connect editor Adrian Bishop was originally posted on OPP Connect. Leading overseas real estate expert Andrew Batt has told Singapore TV there is a lot of money being invested in foreign property and it will go ......
By OPP Connect | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
smith_ron_icny2014 How to ID international referral partners and present yourself as an authority

How to ID international referral partners and present yourself as an authority

Ron Smith, co-founder and president of Leverage Global Partners, says one key to building international partnerships and referrals is by conducting research that not only helps you identify where potential clients are coming from, but which allows yo...
By Inman News | Wednesday, April 9, 2014
delayne_darla_icny2014 Don't let language and cultural barriers kill international deals

Don't let language and cultural barriers kill international deals

Darla Delayne, head of referral and relocation for Coldwell Banker Bellmarc Group, has some tips for working with clients from other cultures. First, Delayne says, get a face-to-face conversation going — it goes a long way in developing trust, ...
By Inman News | Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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'Boots on the ground' may give broker a leg up in China

I’m now in month two of a four-month assignment looking into the logistics of opening a Macdonald Realty representative office in China. To recap, we have gone to China as a response to demand from our clients. In the first month after our arriv...
By Jonathan Cooper | Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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Canadian Realtors boost projections for 2014 home price gains

Canada’s property market is set to perform better than previously thought, with average prices rising 3.8 percent during 2014 to $397,000. Prices are also expected to increase 1.1 percent on average in 2015, says the Canadian Real Estate Associatio...
By OPP Connect | Monday, April 7, 2014
Lee_Linda_ICNYC2014 Tips for landing Chinese clients and getting them to the closing table

Tips for landing Chinese clients and getting them to the closing table

Linda Lee, a San Diego-based broker with Keller Williams Realty Inc., says that if you want to land Chinese clients, you’re not going to find them on YouTube and Facebook. Lee recommends using WeChat and Weibo to reach Chinese clients ......
By Inman News | Friday, April 4, 2014
Schmerzler_Barbara_ICNY2014 Helping 'silent millionaires' realize their dream of owning a second home overseas

Helping 'silent millionaires' realize their dream of owning a second home overseas

Barbara Harlib Schmerzler, owner and lead broker of Westport, Conn.-based U.S. Homefinders Inc., says “silent millionaires” — people “who worked very hard to accumulate wealth, but not multimillions” — can have a h...
By Inman News | Thursday, April 3, 2014